Genocide and the OT Conquest of Canaan (Kruger)

Some critics and skeptics point to Israel's conquest of Canaan in the OT as proof God is not good, but vindictive, hateful, and murderous. However, if you look at the Israelite conquest of Canaan in the OT from a biblical perspective, this event is part of the just judgment of God. Michal Kruger argues this… Continue reading Genocide and the OT Conquest of Canaan (Kruger)

Following Christ through Your University Years (Kruger)

Michael Kruger's new book, Surviving Religion 101, is a book written for Christians going through college. It is no secret that many campuses today in the United States and elsewhere are rather hostile to the claims of Christianity. In fact, it's not uncommon for Christian students to be singled out and ridiculed for their faith… Continue reading Following Christ through Your University Years (Kruger)

Rome: Sola Ecclesia or Sola Scriptura? (Kruger)

 (This is a re-blog from March, 2013) A short while ago I posted some helpful and critical comments about Rome’s view of Scripture by Michael Kruger (in Canon Revisited). Here is part two of that post. The quote is a bit longer than my usual ones, but it is well worth the time. “…The most… Continue reading Rome: Sola Ecclesia or Sola Scriptura? (Kruger)

The New Testament Canon and the Church

There have been various attacks on the New Testament for many years; it's nothing new when someone levels an objection or complaint against it.  Recent attacks include setting Paul against Jesus, using apocryphal books to discredit the NT, and saying the formation of the canon was a power-move of the early church.  Andreas Kostenberger and… Continue reading The New Testament Canon and the Church

Canon Shapes Community

Walter Bauer’s (d. 1960) discussion of canon in the last century has led many scholars to believe that the early church created the canon by choosing the books that should be included in it.  This is a popular theory today, but it’s not one without holes.  Michael Kruger and Andreas Kostenberger argue well against Bauer’s… Continue reading Canon Shapes Community